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  1. I made the mistake of ordering a duplicate of 09426 Charred Brown and am struggling to find a general use for it. I applied a very thin glaze over grey I had underpainted with scratches and scuffs over grey and after two coats it did create a somewhat interesting washed out look. But it's a little too dead for leather overall. I think I could mix it in with Scale 75 inks for interesting dark wood, and maybe with purple and blues for dark desaturated shadows, but these are pretty specialized. What have you found it works well for? I've also got an extra bottle of 09458 Kobold Scale and 09483 Twilight Purple, but I think I can use those up quite readily for various things. Also, with the unfortunate demise of Secret Weapon, what Reaper paints would be the best replacements for their rubber colors? They had a reputation for being great for that dead grey cool blue that rubber often reads as. I unfortunately never got a chance to pick up a bottle. Thank you!
  2. If you're ok with opaque as well as perfectly round lenses craft and jewelry vendors (at least on Etsy) sometimes sell 1mm or 2mm metal discs. You'd still need to bend wire for the bridge and temple pieces though.
  3. I don't have many purples. I compared the following: MSP Bones: 09422 Nightsky Indigo 09473 Gem Purple 09477 Witchcraft Purple Against 09099 Clear Purple and Vallejo Game Color Extra Opaque Heavy Violet as close to neutral-ish examples. Nightsky Indigo is by far the most bluish, somewhat desaturated medium-brightness purple with decent opacity. There might be bluer Bones paints out there but I don't have them. The only core Reaper purples/violets I own are in the red/warm range so I didn't list them here.
  4. Thank you! I've thought Palomino Gold seems a bit paler than I expected initially so it sounds like Oxide Yellow should fill the niche I was expecting earlier anyway. I just got a bottle and saw it's labeled oxide yellow. It's confusing that it's named Yellow Ochre on the website and merchants. I've run into trouble before too where the official name of a paint changed but some merchants hadn't updated/been informed.
  5. Once upon a time Palomino Gold was recommended as a substitute for yellow ochre (the same way Russet Brown fills the burnt umber role, among others). But I stumbled upon this page recently: https://www.reapermini.com/search/yellow ochre Is 09331 closer to typical artist paints' yellow ochre than Palomino Gold now? While we're at it, I've been wondering about replacements for rubber and rust colors since the unfortunate dissolution of Secret Weapon. I've never used them myself but heard they were quite nice. What current MSPs would match closest to Secret Weapon's old rubber triad and rust colors? I came upon "Oxidized Brown" and "Oxidized Red" at Miniature Market a few weeks ago. Thanks!
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